Festival 2020 - 9th to 13th of September 2020 - Friendly Folk in Linlithgow!

  • Ceilidh at the Vennel

    Family friendly ceilidh at the Vennel

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  • Tribute to the late great Matt McGinn

    The Sugary Cake and Candy Man with the ladies.

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  • Bluegrass Events

    On route to the famous Bluegrass Gospel Session

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  • Linlithgow Twinning

    Friends from Guyancourt are part of the Festival family

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  • Sessions

    We hold sessions at the historic Black Bitch Tavern

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  • Musical Cruise

    Festival go-ers gently sailing along the Canal - with Cockleroy providing the entertainment!

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Forthcoming Events

 

Our next event is the Monthly Folk Session at the Black Bitch Tavern on Sunday 15th December 2019 from 2pm.

There's Life In The Old Dog Yet


If you have followed the activities of the LFFA you will know Neil Macdonald is one of our stalwarts.

He has releaased a new CD entitled "There's Life In The Old Dog Yet".  He undertook the CD project after damaging nerves which made playing guitar more difficult - thinking that he would record while still able.

As it transpired, he never needed to play the instrument as he had so much help from Cockleroy partner Bob Proudfoot who added accordion, bouzouki, keyboard, whistle, bodhran and all manner of shaky things (you get them at our age!), while folk festival stalwarts George Machray, Isobel Roy and the late, lamented Wee Linties also brought their contributions to the table.

It took around 8 months to choose 19 songs to include, review and re-write the lyrics, and then for Bob to record, edit and mix the 20 tracks, the only instrumental track being the tune Neil dedicated to his wife who bravely took up the fiddle in retirement, appropriately called "Gracenotes".

The CD is out now and available at a cost of £10 from WILSON'S, NEWSAGENTS on the High Street near the Cross Well.